Canoe and kayak rentals are closed until Spring 2021.
Patuxent River Park offers weekend (Friday-Sunday) canoe and kayak rentals April through October at Jug Bay Natural Area. Rentals begin at 8:30 am and all boats must be returned by 2:00 pm. Overnight canoe and kayak rentals are not currently available. Online reservations with designated launch times are required. Reservations cannot be made within 24 hours of rental date. To check in, renters must call the visitors center at 301-627-6074 upon arrival.
The Patuxent Water Trail offers paddlers access to much of the river to camp along its banks and visit its numerous parks, historic sites, sanctuaries, and wildlife areas. Upriver paddle access begins at Governor Bridge Natural Area (#58). For more detailed information, please visit the website.